Set your master password in Firefox.

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  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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  2. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    Very interesting.

    It goes to show that you have to be aware of the risks when using browser technology.
     
  3. awesome-o

    awesome-o iRep Denver

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    Didn't even know Firefox had master password setting, thanks for this, I have a wired and wireless internet connexion.
     
  4. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    I knew about it but a nice post!
     
  5. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Master password comes up when I launch FF - can't proceed without it.

    Thank you very much for the heads up though.... That's hilarious. Bigger than most security holes I've seen in IE

    Not inviting a flame, just stating FACT. :)
     
  6. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I never use autocomplete, whether its passwords or text box history.
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah, I've noticed this before. Always wondered why they didn't make it mandatory to set the master password.
     
  8. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Yeah that's all well and good but there is a file

    [edit]

    :eek: Just because it could be baaaaaad :eek:

    [/end edit] Oh what to do. :rolleyes:




    I deleted it, was tempting though. :p

    And no I am not telling where or what blah blah blah.
     
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  9. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    LOL nice.... I'm gonna go hunting for FF installs here.... heheheheh. Shakes may stay later than usual tonight. hmmm... beer better.
     
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  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Mozilla too. :rolleyes:
     
  11. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I never tell people about this...:)
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Remotely exploitable security holes are much more dangerous than something you need physical access to exploit. Is your computer bolted to your desk? No! Well someone could just up and throw it out the window. Even affects linux! OMG!
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Yeah, that's kinda why I edited my post. And Mastershakes too. I trust myself but that's all. And I only trust myself to a degree. :D
     
  14. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    The worse thing about all this is that some people are sooo damn lazy that they will save their login and pass for their online credit card sites their online banking, all kinds of stuff just so they don't have to go fumbling with their PDA or little book of logins and passwords.
     
  15. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Exactly.. a home computr isnt that big of a deal.. bu a work computer.. hehe thatsd were this could be scary. And the power goes to us system Admins. lol
     
  16. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    by default i didn't think with IE or FF saved passwords from secure sites...never have for me

    also, if you set a master password, it promts you for it before it autofills any login forms...at least mine does
     
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  17. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Yeah but if you disect the file (what file? huh? where?) and copy/paste into your own it will list the site and the password in your saved passwords. And it even works if the computer you get the file from has a master password. Remember it only asks for your master when you go to a site that you have listed. When you disect this ummm, file you are only getting the sections that you ummm, want. So even if said computer has a master it doesn't matter. Really scarry shiit.
     
  18. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    indeed. hehe
     
  19. wrongturn79

    wrongturn79 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I noticed the saved username and password setting on firefox. That is how i caught my boyfriend looking at things he wasn't supposed to be looking at. hehe. anyway, you can turn it off and i do recommend it just in case if someone does try and get into your computer while you are away. easy access to any website you have registered to.